Fee: $113 ($123 after May 1)
Digital tote resources
Purpose & objective
Many of us know the story of Icarus, a young man who attempts to escape his island town by using wings his father made of wax. In the end, Icarus, despite his father’s warning, flew too close to the Sun, his wings melted, and he fell, drowning in the sea. A lot of technology initiatives in education are like these wings. Tools are deployed in schools with little direction or planning, and many programs drown because of it. It’s time for many of us to attend educational technology flight school… and this workshop aims to do just that. By strategically considering one crucial question and nine essential components, you can build wings that are refined by the Sun instead of destroyed. You can turn your technology initiative into an educational movement.
Join this award-winning duo as they bring dual considerations from both instructional and technological perspectives to technology initiatives. See why their multi-faceted Strategic Technology Initiative Matrix is guiding educational leadership teams to success in several schools... and how it can help you transform technology programs in your school or district, too!
1. Introduction (10 minutes).
“Framework for 21st Century Learning” by Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://www.p21.org/overview/skills-framework
“Teaching for Understanding with Technology” by Martha Stone Wiske, Kristi Franz, and Lisa Breit
“Using Tablets to Teach for Understanding in the Sixth Grade Social Studies Classroom.” by Nancye Blair Black. Chapter in: Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications. An, H., Alon, S. & Fuentes, D., Editors. Pennsylvania: IGI Global, 2014.
“Authentic Audiences: Overcoming the Myth of “When I Grow Up” by Nancye Blair Black, http://creativeeducator.tech4learning.com/2012/articles/Authentic_Audiences
“Study: Young Kids Better with Tech than Life Skills” (article) - Larry Magid - http://news.cnet.com/8301-19518_3-20029002-238.html - Study demonstrates the early technological potential of the digital generation.
“Return to Sender” (article) – Dan Gordon – http://thejournal.com/articles/2011/03/07/return-to-sender.aspx “The skills in high demand now are not exclusively reading, writing, and arithmetic. Magner's organization [Partnership for 21st Century Skills] says United States schools need to fuse the traditional three Rs with the four Cs--critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity--while also making room for problem solving and innovation.”